Pews News – 14th January 2018

14th January 2018 – Second Sunday of Epiphany

St Andrew’s Church welcomes allcomers, whether this is your first time or thousandth time in church. You are welcome whatever your age, gender, marital status, disability, race or sexuality. You are welcome whether you have a deep and mature faith in Christ; are uncertain and still seeking; or have no faith. If you are new to church, please do take a welcome leaflet to be found in the pews; and do not hesitate to ask one of the welcomers if you have any queries.

Drama Club
Now known as All Start Theatre Company, led by Emma, Selina and Greg, has started up again for a new term focusing on fairy tales. We meet at St Oswald’s Church on Thursdays from 6-7pm, ages 8-12.

Bible Page Numbers
We have asked readers to announce page numbers when introducing bible readings. For those of you who don’t like to be rushed in finding the right page, please note the page numbers are recorded in pews news each week. Having bought 20 new bibles, it would be great if lots more people were following the readings.

Father Nick’s Farewell
Fr Nick Leggett is leaving St Oswald’s to take up a post in Peterborough Diocese. Anyone who wishes to attend his farewell service this Tuesday 16th January at 7pm is welcome to do so. Please speak to Greg if you would like a lift.

Flower Rota 2018
The 2018 flower rota is now at the back of church. There are still lots of spaces so if you would like to put your name down for a week, please do. Thank you, Ann Dove.

Safeguarding Course 1
On the noticeboard in church, I have put up Course 1 dates from now until end of March. Details of how to book are also with it, but if in doubt, please contact me. Anyone who is involved with children and/or vulnerable adults needs to attend this course every couple of years

Kidz Praise
The next Kidz Praise service of 2018 takes place at St Andrew’s on Thursday 18th January at 3.15pm. Craft, activities, stories and songs for Primary School aged children and their families.

Pram Service
The next Pram Service for pre-school children and their carers takes place on Tuesday 23rd January at 9.15am with refreshments served from 8.45am. Story and song in an informal setting. All welcome.

Seek His Face
The first Seek His Face of 2018 takes place tonight at 6.30pm. This is an opportunity for prayer, praise and prophecy. All welcome. The gathering will be followed by a band meeting in church.

Easter Raffle
To raise funds for the church we intend to hold an Easter raffle and would be grateful for donations of prizes. If you are able to donate please pass you item(s) to Charley Watts or Linda Chylinski. Thank you.

Bible Video Project
St Andrew’s will be making a short video in the coming weeks, interviewing people about what they get out of reading the bible. We are looking for volunteers to speak to camera for about 40 seconds. We are looking for people who don’t mind talking about the difficulties as well as the joys of bible reading. If you might be interested, please speak to Sue Masters.

Allesley Green Prayer
There is a prayer group that meets once a month to pray for Allesley Green on the fourth Tuesday. This month’s meeting is on the 23rd at 7.30pm at 27 Polperro Drive. All welcome.

Job Club
The Tile Hill job club, one of the great successes in which the church is involved, is looking for non-specialist volunteers to supplement the team, as welcomers, people with basic IT skills to help assist with job hunts and people to can spare a listening ear. For more information, please speak to Dawn Easthope at

Prayer for Christian Unity
This year, we are seeking to mark the Week for Prayer for Christian Unity by encouraging churches to pray together throughout the week, climaxing with a service at Limbrick Wood Baptist Church on Sunday 21st January at 6.30pm. Please make every effort to attend at least one prayer gathering, especially those in other churches. Programme as follows:

Date Time Venue Format
Monday 15th 6.00pm St Oswald’s Evening Prayer
Tuesday 16th 7.00am Limbrick Wood BC Free Prayer
Wednesday 17th 8.30am St James
Thursday 18th 7.00pm Our Ladies (Social Centre) Lectio Divina
Friday 19th 7.00pm St John Vianney Evening Prayer
Saturday 20th 8.00am St Andrew’s Morning Prayer
Sunday 21st 6.30pm Limbrick Wood Worship Service

Altar Flowers
This week’s altar flowers were kindly donated by Rosemary Pottinger.

Prayer List
Please pray for Ruth Sutcliffe, Beryl Cooper, Jane Caswell, Pat Trickett, Tako N’gambi, Darren Lee, Ann Dove, Emma Read, Ann Crowley, Norah Hall, Andrew Rennie, George Cooke, Flix Haynes, Fred Edwards, Derek Shale, Jean Selby, Mary Lee, Colin & Pauline Smith, Beryl Poppit, Lara Santostefano, Brenda Lawrence, Rosemary Pottinger, Jo Hanney, Hannah Miller and Trevor Ratcliffe. To add names to the list please contact Julie at or 07756 918847.

Diary Dates Jan
Sun 14th 6.30pm Seek His Face in church
Sun 14th 7.30pm Band meeting in church
Mon 15th 2.00pm Alpha Leaders at the Vicarage
Tues 16th 1.30pm Ladies Fellowship meeting in the side room
Tues 16th 7.00pm Nick Leggett’s farewell at St Oswald’s
Tues 16th 7.30pm Prayer team meets at 9 Nailcote Ave
Weds 17th 7.00pm Marriage Prep week 2 in church
Thurs 18th 6.00pm Drama group at St Oswald’s
Sat 20th 8.00am Morning Prayer at St Andrew’s
Sun 21st Eco-church meeting after church
Sun 21st 6.30pm Service for Christian Unity at Limbrick Wood
Tues 23rd 9.15am Pram Service in church
Tues 23rd 2.00pm Forget me Not in church
Tues 23rd 6.45pm Choir Practice in church
Tues 23rd 7.30pm Allesley Green prayer group at 27 Polperro Drive
Readings John 1.43-51 (p 1064)
Readers Sara Parkes
Preacher Harvey Wyatt
President Greg Smith
Intercessions Lynnette Clarke
Comm Asst Nick Tooby
Sidespersons Peter Bruton & Kath Houldsworth
Children Hilary, Gary & Jackie
Next week Genesis 14.17-20 & John 2.1-11